On the road, every liberty with the rules, every risk taken can put in peril the driver’s life, the passengers’ life and others’ users ‘life.
To know the risks and to adopt a responsible attitude is the best way to avoid dramas.
To be responsible is:
- Wearing your seatbelt at all times whilst driving; it can help save your life and the lives of your passengers who you are responsible for. On average, 22% of car occupants are killed each year by not wearing a seatbelt at the time of an accident. It’s such a simple thing to do and will probably save your life!
- If you are involved in an accident or arrive at the immediate aftermath of an accident you should: stop immediately, put on your hazard lights to warn other road users, dial 18 for the emergency services if you suspect someone is severely injured or there is a fatality, exchange details with the other vehicle involved in the accident such as name/s, address, contact phone number and make a note of their insurance details and vehicle registration, clear the road of any glass or debris if it is safe to do so.
Speed limits are fixed for a reason. They are fixed according to the human body capacity ( visual perception, response time) and the laws of the physics (stopping distance, speed..) .You should always drive at the speed limit and not over it.
You should also adjust your speed depending on the weather and the conditions .
Remember, it is far better to get to your destination an hour late than not at all!
Alcohol is today the first cause of death on the road. In one crash out of four, alcohol is involved.
It has a direct action on the brain, even a weak dose. It reduces reflexes and body coordination.
It represents a huge danger while driving a car, often aggravated by a feeling of euphoria.
Which brings people to under estimate the risks.
You should never put yourself and your passengers at risks by drinking and driving.
We advise that you do not drink at all immediately prior to driving!
Driving under the influence of drugs has high risks :
- Lack of capacity to control the véhicule
- Slower réactions
- Lack of concentration
- False feeling of security
Cannabis + alcohol = 15 times more of fatal crashes !
Whilst driving , to be tired can have the same effect s than alcohol in term of lack of attention, concentration.
And response ability
When you are driving, be careful to the first signs of fatigue or slumber:
- itchy eyes,
- back pain..
If you feel sleepy, stop and take the time to rest!
Becoming tired on a long trip is not uncommon and we suggest that you take a 15 minute break every 2 hours.
Speed + Alcohol + Drugs + Tiredness = Cocktail of death!!